Whether your kids gravitate to organized sports or they hesitate at the sight of a bat, ball, or racket, there’s no denying the benefits getting involved in sports provides. Children who spend time playing sports develop social skills as well as motor skills, all while having fun and making friends. The area in and around Coppell offers an abundance of ways to play sports as a family or in organized leagues, making it easier than ever for your kids to get active.
Still, if you’re not sure where to look, finding a fun way to play sports can turn into a challenge. That’s where Crème de la Crème of Coppell (N. MacArthur Blvd.) comes in. We’ve put together this list of sports associations, sports camps, and city parks with great facilities to take the guesswork out of finding a place for your child to play sports close to home.
Youth Sports Associations in Coppell
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Coppell offers a variety of youth sports associations perfect for kids looking to join in organized games and leagues. Coppell’s youth sports opportunities include:
- Baseball: A variety of baseball opportunities exist for Coppell kids. From fall leagues to summer camps to a program designed for young athletes living with disabilities, there’s a way for everyone to get involved with baseball in Coppell.
- Cheerleading: Kids interested in getting involved in cheerleading have a great way to do it in Coppell. Just check out the Coppell Cheerleading Association.
- Football: Coppell Youth Football makes it easy for kids to play football in our area. This organization provides divisions for kids to play either flag or tackle football, starting as young as their kindergarten year. This competitive youth football program teaches children life lessons while helping them learn football skills, preparing them for playing football in middle school and high school.
- Lacrosse: Coppell Lacrosse Association, a non-profit organization based in Coppell, helps Coppell youth learn the sport of lacrosse. The association offers boys and girls lacrosse programs for kids in kindergarten through high school. Coppell Lacrosse has a storied history of success at high levels. The Varsity Boys team won the Texas state championship in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and the Varsity Girls team won in 2010 and made it back to the finals in 2015. Alumni have gone on to play on top college teams as well.
- Soccer: Searching for a place to play soccer? Coppell has you covered. Coppell Youth Soccer features a range of programs for kids of all ages. Coppell FC offers competitive soccer via an academy program for U7 to U10 and a select program for U11 and older. There’s also a soccer skills program available on Saturday mornings at Wagon Wheel Park for children between the ages of 2 and 4, and a player skills program that delivers six weeks of skill development, also offered at Wagon Wheel Park.
- Softball: Coppell also offers opportunities via the Coppell Girls Softball Association. With a variety of divisions starting with U6 and going through U15, kids can enjoy softball in the fall.
Coppell’s City Parks
With 17 parks spanning 544 acres of parkland, Coppell’s park system translates to plenty of reasons to get out and play. Parks in Coppell are open 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.
The City of Coppell doesn’t reserve or rent out fields beyond approved agreements with these associations. If an athletic field is not under license or use agreement and not reserved, you can use the field as a member of the general public. Fields are available for family play on a first-come, first serve basis, so you’ll find a way to introduce your kids to your favorite sport even if they aren’t interested in organized leagues. Here are a few highlights from the city’s park system if you’re searching for sports facilities.
Andrew Brown Park East, Central, and West
Coppell’s Andrew Brown Park is a great place to get out and play sports with your kids outdoors. Head to Andrew Brown Park Central on 364 N. Denton Tap Road to start. Though it’s the smallest portion of Andrew Brown Park at only 8 acres, Andrew Brown Park Central still features facilities dedicated to baseball and softball, football, and lacrosse.
Andrew Brown Park East, located at 260 E. Parkway Blvd., translates to a variety of opportunities for fun thanks to its sprawling 118 acres. The 52-acre Andrew Brown Park West features amenities for various sports, including baseball and softball, basketball, and soccer. This part of the park is located at 363 N. Denton Tap Road.
Wagon Wheel Park
Wagon Wheel Park, another park run by the City of Coppell, features even more ways to play your favorite sports as a family. This park is located at 345 Freeport Pkwy. Sports facilities at this park include amenities for baseball and softball, soccer, and tennis.
If your kiddos are interested in baseball or softball, you’ll want to have this city park on your list of places to check out. You’ll find MacArthur Park at 400 S. MacArthur Blvd., making it easy to get in a game whenever the mood strikes.
Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camps
Is your child unsure which sport they want to try? Just head over to nearby towns like Lewisville and Carrollton to find the Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camps. These camps are designed for kids in different age groups, so your children can try out a few new activities while interacting with peers.
The camps introduce young athletes to different sports in one setting, delivering a fun-filled week where kids learn the essential rules of various sports thanks to skill-based games and scrimmages. Children get experience in two or three new activities while gaining insight into self-discipline, teamwork, and respect. With sports like basketball, T-Ball, Ultimate Frisbee, and more all available, you’re sure to find a camp suited to your child’s interests.There you have it! Crème de la Crème of Coppell (N. MacArthur Blvd.) just gave you a few great ways to get your child involved in their favorite sport, without traveling far from home. Do you have a favorite park or camp we didn’t include on this list? Let us know and we’ll add it to this list.